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Richard James

The whole club was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Rich Walklate, a member we held in great esteem and affection. He will be much missed by us all.

Details of his funeral are below:

Sadly and suddenly passed away on 5th May 2018, aged 33 years.

Beloved son of Steve and Jane. Much loved brother of Rachel and Anna. Uncle Rich to Amelie, Belle, Lisey and Tom. Dearest brother-in-law to Carlos and Jon.

Will be deeply missed by his colleagues in the Civil Service and fellow athletes of the Cheltenham Park Run, Almost Athletes and the Cheltenham Tri Club.

Funeral Service to be held on Friday 1st June at the Cheltenham Crematorium South Chapel at 1:45pm.

Please dress as Rich would want you to - feel comfortable.

Family flowers only please. Donations information, if desired, may be found at www.run4rich.co.uk

Enquiries to:

Alexander Burn Funeral Directors

436 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JA

Tel: 01242 245350




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Cheltenham's largest running club

We pride ourselves on being the kind of club that can help and encourage you to get the most out of your running - whether your interest is running for fun, getting fit, or training for anything from a 5K race to a marathon or even an ultra. We can help you achieve your aims.

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Almost Athletes has been running since 1988, welcoming runners of all abilities and providing not only guided training runs but also a lively social calendar. With a current membership in excess of 400, Almost Athletes really is Cheltenham's biggest and friendliest running club!